Three nursing researchers have won the Marjorie Simpson New Researchers’ award at the RCN International Nursing Research conference in Gateshead.
Suzanne Bench, of King’s College London, is investigating the development and evaluation of a strategy that investigates user participation and the potential for self management. Wladislawa Czuber-Dochan, also of King’s College London, has been focusing on methods of more effectively living with fatigue in inflammatory bowel disease. Julie Green, of Keele University, has been studying whether a patient focus to consultations in chronic venous leg ulcer care improves patient satisfaction and health-related quality of life.
The Marjorie Simpson award annually recognises excellence in three new researchers who are involved in post-graduate research.
Commenting on the winning entries, Professor Julie Taylor, head of strategy and development at the NSPCC Centre for Learning in Child Protection and chair of the judging panel said: “This year’s entries reflected the broad range of topics being undertaken in nursing research at the moment. Once again, the standard of entries was very high. The winners are right at the beginning of their research careers, yet are already embarking on research that has the potential to influence nursing practice.”
The 2010 RCN International Nursing Research Conference took place in Gateshead from 11-13 May 2010.